Council Events

Upcoming Events

Philanthropy has responded generously to a range of extreme natural events over the past few years, from wildfires to earthquakes to floods to hurricanes and to heatwaves.Recent extreme natural events have exposed the vulnerability of marginalized communities – especially low-income communities and communities of color – in preparing for and responding to disasters. However, we have largely ignored the underlying mechanisms that contribute to racial, gender, and wealth inequality long after a disaster.

Taught by the Fund Evaluation Group, this webinar explores some of the issues in crafting and developing an investment strategy for community foundations.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Vice President of Legal Affairs, and Lindsay Mason, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, this workshop is organized to ensure common legal questions for administering grants, board governance and charitable giving activities are addressed. Bryan will provide technical and practical understanding of complex rules and regulations impacting corporate foundations and giving programs.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Reserve September 11-12, 2019 for the premier convening for human resource leads of foundations to learn about trending topics, network, and gain valuable insight into complex HR issues. We are excited to welcome you to Atlanta for our fifth year!

This Summit provides community, tools, expertise, and resources for attendees to make well-informed financial decisions to leverage endowed funds for maximum social benefit.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Past Events

This call will provide an opportunity for us to listen and learn from you as we explore key questions that will guide our work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

In partnership with Southern California Grantmakers, we are excited to host an in-person, interactive visioning session in Los Angeles. We will explore key questions that will guide the Council on Foundations' work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

In partnership with Northern California Grantmakers, we are excited to host an in-person, interactive visioning session in San Francisco. We will explore key questions that will guide the Council on Foundations' work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

This call will provide an opportunity for us to listen and learn from you as we explore key questions that will guide our work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

For community foundation CEOs, managers, or board members/trustees with fiscal responsibilities and those new to finance and fiscal administration, this course provided an understanding of the complicated aspects unique to community foundation finances

The alphabet soup of global regulatory acronyms – FARA, FATF, and De-Risking to name a few – can lead to confusion for grantmakers. Join us for an update and discussion for how these regulations affect global grantmakers today.

The Council hosted a funders-only webinar with the Democracy Funders 2020 Census Subgroup to talk about the national philanthropy strategy to ensure an accurate count on the 2020 census.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

In partnership with North Carolina Network of Grantmakers, we are excited to host an in-person, interactive visioning session in Raleigh. We will explore key questions that will guide the Council on Foundations' work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.

This call will provide an opportunity for us to listen and learn from you as we explore key questions that will guide our work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

In partnership with the Council of Michigan Foundations, we are excited to host an in-person, interactive visioning session in Detroit. We will explore key questions that will guide the Council on Foundations' work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Ben McDearmon, Law Clerk, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

The Council on Foundations is inviting executive staff of community foundations of various size, scope, and location to glean understanding from diverse viewpoints for an exchange of ideas to Seattle, WA to discuss ways we can strengthen communities across the United States and reinforce the collective effort of learning and growing together as a community foundation field.

With support from the Lumina Foundation, philanthropic and government leaders will come together to raise awareness about the social impact of structural racism while highlighting current efforts to dissolve and resolve racial conflict and disparity. Elected and appointed city, county, and state officials will join philanthropists in a panel discussion to identify how philanthropy and government can take actions that confront and dismantle structural racism.